Page 31: of Maritime Reporter Magazine (October 15, 1980)

Read this page in Pdf, Flash or Html5 edition of October 15, 1980 Maritime Reporter Magazine

The Senator Eastland is off to a new fuel-efficient start thanks to the GE diesel engine

Congratulations, Brent Towing Company!

The Senator Eastland towboat begins a new decade of fuel- efficient service with GE 12-cylinder diesel engines. According to Lea Brent, President, Brent Marine Supply, "repowering of the Senator Eastland with GE engines is expected to result in a $6 to 10 million fuel savings over the vessel's life."

The GE engineā€”a vital part of Senator Eastland and the decades of fuel-efficient service it will provide. For more information, contact Manager, Diesel Power Products, General

Electric Company, Erie, PA 16531, (814) 455-5466 or Brent

Marine Supply, Greenville, MS, (601) 378-2200 or 378-9100.

This prediction results from a fuel efficiency improvement of 21% achieved by replacing the original roots blown engine with a 4-cycle turbocharged design enhanced by improvements to the intercoolers, exhaust system, pistons, liners, and tur- bochargers. Also incorporated in the engine are features which improve reliability and reduce operating costs. For mainte- nance simplicity, the engine allows easy accessibility and maximum standardization.


Time Period - 20 Years

Fuel Consumption - 1.000.000 Gals./Yr. 1980 Fuel Price - 90c Per Gallon 4 6 8

Total Savings - Dollars In Millions


Maritime Reporter

First published in 1881 Maritime Reporter is the world's largest audited circulation publication serving the global maritime industry.